Jan. 15th, 2009

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Atlantans and Lovers of the Groove Everywhere!
Ok, I dared to doubt [livejournal.com profile] prosphoros and [livejournal.com profile] fairyhead and Nathan (undisclosed LJ) and Byron, but Judi Chicago last night at the Drunken Unicorn all kind of rocked!

See, in description, they may not stand out - most of those I'd call close friends really get into music, so enthusiasm isn't hard to come by. So when these, my brilliant friends, came all golden retriever-like at me with this band, I figured "Huh, I'm sure they're good in the right place at the right time, with the right mood". Describing them as "energetic and goofy" reminds me of general descriptions of children, which is a no-sale. Describing them as "electro-funk-soul-new wave-geeky-punk" or whatever probably brings mixed associations with whatever you think of those genres.

There are plenty of bands I've seen which try to get by on "look we're weird! I have lunchmeat on my head!", but jC doesn't try to 'get by' - they can play. What's funny (Adrien being right again) is that while 'ironic retro funny geeky cool' is sooooo overused, these guys may seem like they're going for the irony angle...but they're not. They want to play music, have fun doing it and want you to jump around with them...really!

Last weekend, I was bemoaning the loss of sax solos in today's music. They heard my cry.

I spend a lot of time picking apart bands (their opening band was somewhat like Weezer plus early Elvis Costello sung by your high school chemistry teacher imitating Barry Gibb), but I didn't have time! I was too busy groovin'! I literally* stood there slack-jawed for the first 3-4 songs because I couldn't believe how good they were!

But believe me so you don't make the same mistake I made in not believing my friends:
Judi Chicago kicks so much ass, you will need a replacement ass!
And with ass-prices being what they are these days, in this economy (THANKS, HUSSEIN OBAMA!), trust me when I tell you it's worth having several of them on hand just so you can hear-see these guys play!

Best New Atlanta Act I've Seen in a Long Time 2008-2009. Seriously.
If they play here in ATL, go see them. If they come near your town or hamlet, go see them.
I've never lied to you before (except about that paternity thing), so trust me on this!


*stickler: if I say 'literally', I actually did it. Kind of like if I ever both to type out "LOL", I actually am "Laughing Out Literally."


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